SinQ - Passage [mtk164]
Completely licensed via Creative Commons, and even using multiple CC-licensed recordings as samples, SinQ's blend of triphop, electronics, and ambient is evocative and beautiful, with first track 'Who's Afraid Of Noises?' using haunting female vocals, samples from noted Dutch jazz pianist Jeroen van Vliet, and a loping Bristolian sound to air things out in a rather wonderful way.
In general, it's either an ambient hush or gorgeous blisslike nu-chill, reminiscent of some of the best of the genre, with 'Be Brave' rinsing out the evocative, Overpass building up a kind of slow train groove, and 'Are You There?' leading up to a soundtrack high. Things all end out with 'Epiloque', again gorgeous, and really the epitome of what Monotonik has tried to provide for the last few years - the best headphone music you can find.
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|The Walk Pt.1|
|The Walk Pt. 2|
|Are You There?|
|Who's Afraid Of Noises?|
- 2006-04-16 04:49:24
Subject: A contender for best netlabel release ever
Subject: this IS a passage
pull back a bit. but from the first cut, this was no ordinary set.
the inability to pigeonhole any of it is only one of passage's
strongpoints. by the time i got to 'overpass' this collection owned me. as someone who has, and listens to EVERYTHING, it
takes a special something to get me involved-in fact, i was designing a poster for a client, and would find myself stopping
to look back at what was on-this is a work which conjures up
many feelings- fro example, by the end of the opening cut, washes of projects like 'burial' were floating somewhere in the
back of my brain. none of this is to say it SOUNDS like anyone
else- its got its own integrity.
essential stuff from monotonik. right up there with sleepy town
manufacture. if these were monotonik's only two artists, theyd be one super label.
great stuff, now get back to work with more. (i liked that reference to AROVANE in your website)
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